May be getting Quail for my birthday...need some info ~

Discussion in 'Quail' started by V Comb, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, I am in need of some info on Quail.

    Can you feed them budgie/canary seed? How much space do they need? How noisy are they, and would it be best to get 2, 3 or 4? I really like the looks of the silver boys and the brown girls, so can you cross colours?

    Thank you

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    ETA: The breed is im talking 'bout is the Button Quail
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  2. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    I would check out the sticky [​IMG]
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    You need a high protein game bird starter, they should be housed in pairs so 1 male and 1 female per cage. You can give them some seed, but not a lot. If you choose to give them seed they will need grit. Buttons can't handle regular grit so you will have to buy parakeet grit at a pet store. You should get however many you have cages for. A small fish tank (30 gallons) will easily house a pair of buttons. You can cross colors and sometimes you will get a pretty bird. Don't go crazy with it if you plan to sell chicks.
     
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    You can house them in what ever ratios, based on species, but you can't go wrong on a quality GBS! Somewhere between 26 and 30%.

    What species are we talking about here?

    Please don't say Buttons... [​IMG]
     
  5. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you all for the info!

    Joe, I was talking about Buttons [​IMG]
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    You can give them seeds for treats. That doesn't need to be their main diet. They need High protein Gamebird Crumbles. I sometimes by the 50 lbs. bag of GBF, but other times I just get a 5 lbs. bag of the Manna Pro GBF. I think the Manna Pro GBF is around 20=26% protein? Or something like that - [​IMG]

    More Later -
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    The Manna Pro is 24%, don't quote me on this.
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Manno Pro Show Bird And Gamebird Starter Is 30%
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Oh, so the manna pro chick starter is 24% That makes sense.[​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:The higher the protein the better - no?
     

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